Department of Astronomy Center for Radiophysics & Space Research

Former PhDs

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2017

Lukas Leisman

Advisor: Professor Riccardo Giovanelli & Professor Martha Haynes
Present Location
Thesis

 

"Almost Dark Galaxies in the ALFALFA Survey"

 

Ryan Miranda

Advisor: Professor Dong Lai
Present Location
Thesis

"Circumbinary Accretion"

Dong Wang

Advisor: Professor Jonathan Lunine
Present Location

JP Morgan in NYC as a Quantative Consultant

Thesis

"Modeling the chemistry of planetary atmospheres: implications for the bulk compositions of giant planets"

Robert Wharton (Physics)

Advisor: Professor James Cordes
Present Location
Thesis

Radio Interferometric Searches for Galactic Center Pulsars and Fast Radio Bursts

2016

Andrew Bohn

Advisor: Professor Saul Teukolsky
Present Location

SpaceX

Thesis

Francois Hebert

Advisor: Professor Saul Teukolsky
Present Location

Postdoctoral Researcher at California Institute of Technology

Thesis

General-relativistic neutron star evolutions with the discontinuous Galerkin method

Michael Jones

Advisor: Professor Riccardo Giovanelli & Professor Martha Haynes
Present Location

Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía

Thesis

The Impact of Environment and Confusion on the Observed HI Galaxy Population

Michael Lam

Advisor: Professor James Cordes
Present Location

West Virginia University

Thesis

A Precision Pulsar Timing Gravitational Wave Detector

Zhimeng Zhang (Z.Z.)

Advisor: Professor Alexander Hayes
Present Location

NASA Postdoctoral Fellow, Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thesis

Microwave observations provide clues to the origin of Saturn's main rings

2015

Joyce Byun

Advisor: Professor Rachel Bean
Present Location

Postdoctoral Researcher at University of Sussex

Thesis

Probing The Physics Of Inflation: Searching For Non-Gaussianity In The Cosmic Microwave Background And Large-Scale Structure


 

 

Shoshanna Cole

Advisor: Professor Steven Squyres
Present Location

Assistant Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy. Ithaca College

Thesis

Petrology, Stratigraphy, And Geologic History Of Husband Hill, Gusev Crater, Mars

 

Megan Comins

Advisor: Dr. Marina Romanova
Thesis

Planet Migration Around Young Magnetized Stars

Sergei Dyda

Advisor: Professor Richard Lovelace & Dr. Marina Romanova
Present Location

Postdoctoral Scholar at UNLV

Thesis

Magnetohydrodynamics Of Accretion To Rotating Magnetized Stars

Jason D. Hofgartner

Advisor: Professor Jonathan Lunine & Professor Alex Hayes
Present Location

Postdoctoral Researcher at Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Thesis

Dynamic Phenomena in the Lakes  and Seas of Titan

Marko Krco

Advisor: Professor Paul Goldsmith
Present Location

Professor at York College - CUNY

Thesis

Measurements And Time Evolution Of Atomic And Molecular Hydrogen In Interstellar Clouds

Patrick Lii

Advisor: Dr. Marina Romanova & Prof. Richard Lovelace
Present Location
Thesis

Outflows And Accretion At The Disk-Magnetosphere Boundary

http://hdl.handle.net/1813/41001

Dustin Madison

Advisor: Professor James Cordes
Present Location

Jansky Fellow at National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Thesis

Efforts To Broaden And Facilitate Pulsar Timing Array Searches For Gravitational Radiation

http://hdl.handle.net/1813/40621

Eva-Maria Mueller

Advisor: Professor Rachel Bean
Present Location

Senior Research Associate, Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation

Thesis

Constraining Physics Beyond The Cosmological Standard Model

http://hdl.handle.net/1813/43602

Michael Roman

Advisor: Professor Peter Gierasch
Present Location

University of Michigan, Astronomy, Post-Doc

 

Thesis

Clouds, Hazes, And Methane In The Atmospheres Of Uranus And Neptune: An Analysis Of Spatially Resolved, Near Infrared Spectra

http://hdl.handle.net/1813/40986

Everett Schlawin

Advisor: Professor Terry Herter
Present Location

Steward Observatory/University of Arizona

Thesis

Observations Of Disintegrating, Evaporating And Hot Planet Atmospheres With Transmission Spectra

http://hdl.handle.net/1813/40919

 

Natalia Storch

Advisor: Professor Dong Lai
Present Location

Postdoctoral Researcher at California Institute of Technology - Caltech

Thesis

Spin-Orbit Coupling And Tidal Dissipation In Hot Jupiter Systems

http://hdl.handle.net/1813/40990

2014

Gregory Hallenbeck

Advisor: Professor Riccardo Giovanelli & Professor Martha Haynes
Present Location

Visiting Assistant Professor, Union College

Thesis

Resolved Gas Studies of HighMass Galaxies: Massive, Gas-Rich Galaxies in ALFALFA

Katherine Henriksson

Advisor: Professor Ira Wasserman & Professor Saul Teukolsky
Present Location
Thesis

Solving for Black Hole-neutron Star Binary Configurations: Methods and Results

Ryan Lau

Advisor: Professor Terry Herter
Present Location

Caltech

Thesis

Probing the Extreme Environment of the Galactic Center with Observations from Sofia/Forcast

Daniel Tamayo

Advisor: Professor Joseph Burns
Present Location

Centre for Planetary Science Fellow, University of Toronto

2013

Elizabeth (Betsey) Adams

Advisor: Professor Martha Haynes

Drew Brisbin

Advisor: Professor Gordon Stacey
Present Location

ALMA Postdoctoral Fellow, NRAO Charlottesville, VA

Carl Ferkinhoff

Advisor: Professor Gordon Stacey
Present Location

Assistant Professor of Physics at Winona State University

Thesis

Development of the 2nd Generation z Redshift)and Early Universe Spectrometer & The Study of Far-IR Fine-Structure LineEmission in High-z Galaxies

James Fuller

Advisor: Professor Dong Lai

Rebecca Harbison

Advisor: Professor Phil Nicholson
Present Location

Assistant Professor, University of Nebraska

Daniel Hemberger

Advisor: Professor Saul Teukolsky
Present Location

Post-Doc at Caltech

Shan Huang

Advisor: Professor Martha Haynes

Manolis Papastergis

Advisor: Professor Riccardo Giovanelli & Professor Martha Haynes
Present Location

NOVA Postdoctoral Fellow, Kapteyn Institute, University of Groningen (Netherlands)

2012

Wen Fu

Advisor: Lai
Present Location

Postdoc, Rice University

Istvan Laszlo

Advisor: Professor Rachel Bean
Present Location

Melbourne, Australia

Kassandra Martin-Wells

Advisor: Professor Donald Campbell

Laura Spitler

Advisor: Professor James Cordes

Ryan Anderson

Advisor: Bell
Present Location

U. S. Geological survey, Shoemaker Postdoctoral Fellow

Barbara Rojas Ayala

Advisor: Lloyd
Thesis

On the Metallicity of M-Dwarfs in the Solar Neighborhood

Francois Foucart

Advisor: Teukolsky
Present Location

Postdoc, CITA

Sharvari Nadkarni (Physics Student)

Advisor: Chernoff
Present Location

Postdoc, S. Bose Res. Institute

2010

Julia Deneva

Advisor: Cordes
Present Location

Naval Research Laboratory

Paul Grabowski (Physics Student)

Advisor: Chernoff
Present Location

Postdoc, Los Alamos Lab

Ryan Shannon

Advisor: Cordes
Present Location

Research Associate, Center for Astronomy & Space Sciences (CSIRO, Sydney, Australia)

Matipon Tangmatitham

Advisor: Masters Degree
Present Location
Thesis

Nick Taylor (Physics Student)

Advisor: Teukolsky

James Wray

Advisor: Squyres
Present Location

Assistant Professor of Earth & Atmospheric Sciences, Georgia Institute of Technology

Thesis

High-Resolution Studies of Aqueous Environments on Ancient Mars

2009

Steven Hailey-Dunsheath

Advisor: Stacey

Abdul Hussein Kamel Mroue (Physics Student)

Advisor: Teukolsky
Present Location

Postdoc, CITA

Thomas Oberst (Physics Student)

Advisor: Stacey
Present Location

Assistant Professor of Physics, Westminster College, New Wilmington, PA

Patrick Taylor

Advisor: Margot
Present Location

Research Associate, Arecibo Observ.

David Tsang (Physics Student)

Advisor: Lai
Present Location

Sherman Fairchild Postdoctoral Fellow, Caltech

2008

Ruxandra Bondarescu (Physics Student)

Advisor: Teukolsky

Shannon Gutenkunst (Physics Student)

Advisor: Houck
Present Location

Freelance Scientific Editor, Crimson Interactive Pvt.Ltd, Santa Fe, NM

Tanja Hinderer (Physics Student)

Advisor: Flanagan

Suniti Karunatillake (Physics Student)

Advisor: Squyres
Present Location

Assistant Professor of Physics, Rider University

Thesis

A Chemical Odyssey on the Martian Surface

Brian Kent

Advisor: Giovanelli
Present Location

Scientific Staff Member, National Radio Astronomy Observatory

Richard Kipphorn

Advisor: Masters Degree
Present Location
Thesis

Min Long

Advisor: Romanova
Present Location

Flash Center, Univ. of Chicago

Andrew Lundgren (Physics Student)

Advisor: Flanagan
Present Location

Postdoc, Penn State

Zachary Medin

Advisor: Lai
Present Location

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Ryan Yamada

Advisor: Masters Degree
Present Location
Thesis

2007

Taner Akgun

Advisor: Wasserman
Present Location

Barcelona Supercomputing Center

Marc Berthoud

Advisor: Herter
Present Location

´╗┐Instrument Scientist, Yerkes Observ. (Univ. Chicago)

John Karcz (Physics Student)

Advisor: Chernoff
Present Location

Postdoc, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Jason Marshall

Advisor: Herter

Jagadheep Pandian

Advisor: Goldsmith
Present Location

Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Space Science and Technology

Patricio Rojo

Advisor: Gierasch
Present Location

Professor of Astronomy, Universidad de Chile

David Rothstein

Advisor: Lovelace
Present Location

David is a software developer, building websites and developing open source software. He is currently involved in a software project called Drupal (which he actually started getting involved with towards the end of his time at Cornell)

Amelie Saintonge

Advisor: Giovanelli
Present Location

Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics (Garching)

Britt Scharringhausen

Advisor: Nicholson
Present Location

Beloit College

Akiko Shirakawa (Physics Student)

Advisor: Lai

Jason Soderblom

Advisor: Bell
Present Location

Research Scientist, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, MIT

Matt Van Adelsberg

Advisor: Lai
Present Location

Georgia Institute of Technology

Riva (Ali) Vanderveld (Physics Student)

Advisor: Wasserman

2006

Marc Favata

Advisor: Flanagan
Present Location

Assistant Professor of Physics, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Montclair State University

Elise Furlan

Advisor: Herter

Timothy McConnochie

Advisor: Bell
Present Location

Research Associate, Department of Astronomy, University of Maryland

Christopher Springob

Advisor: Haynes
Present Location

Research Assistant Professor, ICRAR, University of Western Australia

Mark Wyman (Physics Student)

Advisor: Wasserman
Present Location

Postdoctoral Fellow, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

2005

Katheryn Becker

Advisor: Masters Degree

Jeandrew Brink (Physics Student)

Advisor: Teukolsky & Wasserman
Present Location

Assistant Professor, Univ. of Stellenbosch, South Africa

Joseph Carson

Advisor: Houck & Eikenberry
Present Location

Assistant Professor, Dept. of Physics & Astronomy at College of Charleston

Lynn Carter

Advisor: Campbell
Present Location

Research Scientist, Planetary Geodynamics Lab, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center

Barbara Catinella

Advisor: Haynes
Present Location

Faculty Staff, Swinburne University of Technology, Australia

Matija Cuk

Advisor: Burns
Present Location

Research Scientist, SETI

Steven Drasco (Physics Student)

Advisor: Flanagan

Lucy Lim

Advisor: Squyres

Etienne Racine (Physics Student)

Advisor: Flanagan

Bjoern Schmekel (Physics Student)

Advisor: Wasserman & Lovelace
Present Location

College of Studies for Foreign Diploma Recipients, Dept. of Physics, Univ. of Hamburg, Germany

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